The past few weeks have been as big a roller coaster as you can imagine. The lows, frankly, have been incredibly low but today I got a high that made me smile all day long.
This morning I sent out an email to 500 people (it would have been more but I didn’t know gmail cuts you off at 500 emails a day) that have commented or emailed me regarding this blog. After thanking people for their support, I did something that doesn’t come easy for me. I asked for help.
As you may or may not know, I’m an Executive Director of a YMCA here in San Diego. We serve a low income community right along the U.S./Mexico border. February is our large fundraising effort and because of my current circumstances, I’m a bit behind in my fundraising efforts. So I decided to start an on-line auction and I asked those in my email to contribute and item big or small that could be auctioned off. The response has been amazing. So far I have had offers from over 50 people to donate items. I am so grateful and honored that so many people would want to help me. I am in total awe of the generosity of people I have never even met. I cannot say thank you enough.
The auction will go live in a couple of weeks (I’m still working out that detail) and will be hosted on my YMCA’s website. I will be certain to let everyone know when the auction goes live but to give you a little sneak preview, here are a few things you can look forward to bidding on…
- A cruise for two, including airfare, aboard ShipRocked.
- A blog makeover courtesy of the lovely ladies at Catapult Web Development.
- A Mets game with one of my favorite Dad Bloggers, Looky Daddy.
- One pass to the BlogHer 2009 conference.
- 15 lbs of cookies from blog royalty, Bite My Cookie.
- Ad Space on two Rockstar Mommy Bloggers, BusyMom and Sarah and the Goon Squad.
- Autographed books from some great authors.
- Knitted apparel and Baby clothes
- Electronic goods
- Art and photography
- And so much more.
Once I get a detailed list (It’s hard to email those who donated back since gmail shut me down for 24 hours) I will add a page to my blog that lists everyone and every thing. Again, I can’t say thank you enough to those who have donated.
If you would like to donate something, please contact me at the email address in my sidebar. If you’d just like to bid on things, stay tuned. Details are coming.
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